william paynter

William Paynter, Esq., has been in practice in Sonoma, California since 1989. He has served the community as a member of the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Committee and Sonoma Valley Planning Commission.

William (Bill) is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan, California, and Arizona and is authorized to practice in all State and Federal Courts.

Bill graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 and Michigan State University’s College of Law in 1973. He practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Eaton County Michigan from 1974-1977. In 1978, he moved to California and practiced insurance defense, business litigation, and Family Law in San Francisco. He has been in practice in Sonoma since 1990. He then moved to California where he practiced in a large insurance defense firm in San Francisco as well as a general business litigation firm in San Francisco. He then opened his own practice in Sonoma where he had resided at that point for over 10 years.

The focus of Bill’s practice for the last 25+ years has been Family Law and Litigation. This includes divorce, custody issues, child/spousal support, personal injury, contract disputes and mediation. Along with being persistent and aggressive when it is called for, he also excels at finding creative solutions to avoid costly legal fees such as mediation for divorce for an amicable separation.

Bill has been providing Sonoma Valley and the surrounding communities with a wide range of quality legal services since 1989. He has presented cases and is familiar with the Superior Courts in the surrounding counties including Sonoma, Napa and Solano. With more than 40 years of experience you can rest assured that Bill will provide you with quality service.

When you are in need of reliable, experienced legal services, you can count on Bill to help you navigate and resolve your legal matters to your satisfaction.